By Nathan Free
Arkansas is called the natural state or The land of opportunity. Arkansas capital is little rock, Arkansas. It was found in 1541. It was made the 25th state of america on june 15 1836!
A diamond on a red field represents the only place in North America where diamonds have been discovered and mined. The twenty-five white stars around the diamond mean that Arkansas was the twenty-fifth state to join America. The top of four stars in the center represents that Arkansas was a member of the Confederate States during the Civil War. The other three stars represent Spain, France and the United States, countries that had earlier ruled the state of Arkansas.
The apple blossom was adopted as the Arkansas State Flower in 1901. Apple blossoms have pink and white petals and green leaves. At one time Arkansas was a major apple grower state. The town of Lincoln in Washington County hosts the annual Arkansas Apple Festival.
The Northern Mockingbird is the only mockingbird commonly found in North America. This bird is mainly a permanent resident, but northern birds may move south during harsh weather. This species has rarely been observed in Europe.
Pinus taeda, commonly known as loblolly pine. Is one of several pines native to the Southeastern United States, from central Texas east to Florida, and north to Delaware and Southern New Jersey.
The honeybee was designated the official state insect of Arkansas in 1973. Bee pollination is critical to plant and human survival.
In Arkansas a tornado hits normally in the summer and the fall. The weather in Arkansas is mild and typically pleasant. No matter what time of year you plan on visiting Arkansas, you'll find The Natural State offering beautiful scenic views and plenty of chances for outdoor adventure.
Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers, bhindi, bamia, or gumbo, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods.
right now there are about 2.949 million people who live in Arkansas!!
(You Run Deep in Me)
Written by Wayland Holyfield
October morning in the Ozark Mountains,
Hills ablazing like that sun in the sky.
I fell in love there and the fire's still burning
A flame that never will die.
Oh, I may wander, but when I do
I will never be far from you.
You're in my blood and I know you'll always be.
Arkansas, you run deep in me.
Moonlight dancing on a delta levee,
To a band of frogs and whippoorwill
I lost my heart there one July evening
And it's still there, I can tell.
Magnolia blooming, Mama smiling,
Mallards sailing on a December wind.
God bless the memories I keep recalling
Like an old familiar friend.
And there's a river rambling through the fields and valleys,
Smooth and steady as she makes her way south,
A lot like the people whose name she carries.
She goes strong and she goes proud.